1991 Laurel Glen Sonoma Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Proprietor Patrick Campbell's superb Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard on the slopes overlooking the Sonoma Valley has proven to be one of the finest sources for Cabernet in California. The use of traditional winemaking techniques designed not to strip the wine results in a wine that is full of character. The 1991 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals an opaque dark ruby color, as well as a huge nose with aromas reminiscent of leg of lamb cooked over a wood fire and doused with Provencal herbs. The gorgeous, big, meaty, herbaceous, sweet, black fruit aromas and flavors are followed by super-ripe, rich, luxurious flavors. There is plenty of tannin to provide the framework, and the result is one of the most impressive wines I have yet to taste from this superb estate.
Dark ruby-garnet color. Complex bouquet of earth, currant, mushroom and mineral, with rich, concentrated flavors to match. Holds its focus nicely, turning elegant and revealing plush currant and berry flavors, with a touch of clay. Supple tannins on the finish. (Web Only- 2002)